Monday, January 12, 2015

December 2014 Wrap Up & January 2015 TBR

For December I read a total of 3 books and they were all great books.

Princess of Thorns The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay ~Review~
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan  
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling   

December book of the month was:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Challenge Progress:
2014 TBR Pile: 0/11
Debut: 0/12
Dystopia: 0/13
"Real" Book: 1/11 
Goodreads: 0/100

 January to-be-read list. 
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) The Winter People (The Winter People, #1) Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) 
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) Beastkeeper
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan
The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee  
 City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare ~Re-read~ 
Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 Reading Goals/Challenges

It's 2015 already, 2014 went by so fast. I hope everyone had fun and safe New Year. In 2014 I read a total of 87 books, not too bad. There are a few things that I want to change for this year.  

~ Try to be more active on the blog. I have been very busy and I know that that is not a good excuse, there are a ton of people that have jobs and other responsibilities and update their blogs often. 

-I might get a blogging partner, or have a guest blogger. Maybe.-

~ I might review manga and or anime. I love anime but don't watch it as often as I used to but with Netflix and other websites I might get back into them. 

~ I want to read 100 books this year, I have tried the past two years now and have failed. This year might be different.

~ Cut my To-Read books down. More than half of the books that I own are unread. I am not going to go on a book buying ban this year because I only buy books once a month unless it's an e-book.

~ Read more e-books. I just have so many, and they just keep piling up with all the deals and free kindle books, I can't help myself. 

~ Finish series. I have started so many series that I really need to finish. I did finally finish the Harry Potter series! 

~ Don't request as many books, I already have about thirty books from NetGalley.

~ Branch out. I feel like I've been stuck in YA, even though I love YA, I think I really need to try new genres. Classics in particular. 
-Read one book a month that not in my comfort zone.

~ Re-read. Just relive some of my favorites or give some of my not so favorite books another chance. See if I still feel the same way about them.

~ Purge books. Like I already said, I have too many so many books, I need room. I have a box of books that are ready to go out and a new shelve forming. I might have a giveaway for them or just recycle them to my local library or Goodwill.

~ Manage my time better. I have picked up a few new hobbies, I just recently learnt how to crochet and knit. And if you know me you know I love television shows and series that are coming back on air soon, The Walking Dead comes back in February and Once Upon a Time comes back in March. Just to name a couple of shows that I'm addicted to. So there's that to take up even more of my time. 

 This is what I was going to change. Since I am such a moody ready I never seem to stick with the books on my TBR list so I think I'll make a list of books that I might read or that appeals to me at that time for that month, if that makes sense.

I will update the Challenges page in the next few days. As well   
(I might try some of these.)  

 Goodreads Challenges 
-The Young Adult Book Club-

Debut Author Challenge

The Young Adult Challenge

TBR Challenge

Paranormal & Fantasy Challenge

Dystopian Challenge

Contemporary Challenge

 I will be posting my December 2014 & January 2015 TBR list in a couple days.


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